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For certain questions, there may be multiple ways of doing something. This is the question that persuaded me to write this:

My existing answer is a way to get the photo to the Mac over Photo Stream using a folder. However, I also have a second way, completely unrelated to Photo Stream yet still a very quick way to transfer photos.

How should I include this second answer? Should I edit my existing answer to include a second answer, in this way:

Photo Stream method

[content]

App method

[content]

Alternatively, should I write a second answer?

[content mentioning Photo Stream method]

[content mentioning app method]

…and if so, should I introduce the answers with a title?

Photo Stream method

[content]

App method

[content]

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In short, don't sweat it. I have used both methods. Sometimes I choose which is most appropriate based on the particular wording of the question, so in this instance is says "What's the fastest way", well if I have two ways, only one can be fastest to me, but someone else may find the other one faster. In this case I might present multiple answers. If it was worded is there a fast way to.. then I might include them both in one.

There's no hard and fast rule, it's just what you feel is appropriate. If, for example I have an answer that has votes, and maybe even an accept, and I come up with an alternate way some time down the line, it's a little disingenuous to edit it in to the existing answer, so I would normally add another, for example.

  • That seems reasonable — I'll add another answer then – grg Apr 17 '14 at 19:56
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    Does that means one can have 4 answers to the same question ? or would that be considered Spam ? see example here apple.stackexchange.com/q/189006/46541 maybe you need to be bit more clear on this, since some obviously misunderstand it. – Ruskes May 27 '15 at 19:40
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    By adding 4 answers aren't you blocking visibility of other answers which might be good ? @Buscar웃SD has a point. In this question you could have easily combined all the answers into one. – GoodSp33d May 28 '15 at 7:10

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